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==Alphabet and Pronunciation==
 
==Alphabet and Pronunciation==
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==='''Vowels<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos Malay Vowels," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Vowels, accessed 9 Jun 2021.</ref>'''=== 
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{| class="wikitable" style=text-align:center
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!  !! '''Front''' !! '''Central''' !! '''Back'''
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| '''High''' || i ||  || u
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| '''Mid''' || e || ə || o
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| '''Low''' || || a ||
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|}
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==='''Consonants<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos Malay Vowels," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Consonants, accessed 9 Jun 2021.</ref>'''===
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{| class="wikitable" style=text-align:center
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! || Bilabial || Dental || Alveolar || Post-<br>alveolar]] || Palatal || Velar || Uvular || Glottal
  
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! Plosive & <br> affricate
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| p &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; b || t̪ &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; d || tʃ &nbsp; &nbsp; dʒ ||  || k  &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; g ||  || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (ʔ)
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! Nasal
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| &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; m ||  || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; n ||  || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ɲ || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ŋ ||  ||
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! Fricative
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|  ||  || s &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  ||  ||  || || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ʁ || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (h)<sup>2</sup>
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! Approximant
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| &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; w||  ||  || || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; j||  ||  ||
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! Lateral<br>approximant
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|  ||  || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; l  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||
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==Language Aids and Dictionaries==
 
==Language Aids and Dictionaries==

Revision as of 16:08, 9 June 2021

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Description[edit | edit source]

A population of around 600 people speak a dialect of Malay (Cocos Malay) as their first language. Students are engaged in learning English. English is the de facto language of communication in government. [1]

Cocos Malay is a post-creolized variety of Malay, spoken by the Cocos Malays of Home Island, Christmas Island, and those originally from the Cocos Islands. [2]

Word List(s)[edit | edit source]

Alphabet and Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Vowels[3][edit | edit source]

Front Central Back
High i u
Mid e ə o
Low a


Consonants[4][edit | edit source]

Bilabial Dental Alveolar Post-
alveolar]]
Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Plosive &
affricate
p       b t̪               d tʃ     dʒ k       g       (ʔ)
Nasal         m         n       ɲ         ŋ
Fricative s               ʁ       (h)2
Approximant         w       j
Lateral
approximant
      l

Language Aids and Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Language Aids


Dictionaries

  • Telecentre Association, Bahasa Pulu Cocos : a dictionary of language from Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cocos Keeling IslandsTelecentre Association, 2008 - Available at WorldCat

Online Dictionaries

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos (Keeling) Islands," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_(Keeling)_Islands, accessed 9 Jun 2021.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos Malay," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Cocos%20Malay%20is%20a%20post-creolized%20variety%20of,and%20those%20originally%20from%20the%20Cocos%20Islands, accessed 9 Jun 2021.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos Malay Vowels," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Vowels, accessed 9 Jun 2021.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos Malay Vowels," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Consonants, accessed 9 Jun 2021.